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AlAlvarez commented about Flamingo Theatre on Sep 10, 2011 at 11:18 pm

The last article has a critical error. The Sheridan was never a Brandt house.

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AlAlvarez commented about Dadeland Triplex on Sep 10, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Those “Carnal Knowledge” ads carried a Wometco warning about the language so the film didn’t meet with the stupidity that tried to shut down “Woodstock” and “Last Tango in Paris” at the Coral.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ZLIlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=C_QFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6409%2C654140

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AlAlvarez commented about Coconut Grove Playhouse on Sep 10, 2011 at 5:20 pm

A NEWS Theatre in Coconut Grove and the Grove overlap from 1941 to 1945, so they must have been different theatres. I assume the News was a newsreel theatre during this period.

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AlAlvarez commented about Coral Theatre on Sep 8, 2011 at 2:02 pm

It was definitely demolished, Ed.

Link to ads: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=p5IlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=N_MFAAAAIBAJ&pg=3963%2C2263975

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AlAlvarez commented about Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theater on Sep 7, 2011 at 10:57 pm

They are worth a lifetime of cherished memories.

If you want to sell your legacy for dollars, try craigslist.

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AlAlvarez commented about Uptown Theatre on Sep 7, 2011 at 11:45 am

Another missing intro.

???

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AlAlvarez commented about Union Theatre on Sep 7, 2011 at 11:21 am

Hell’s Kitchen goes from 34th street to 57th street, west of Eighth Avenue. It is now known as Clinton but many locals call it Hellsea, due to the condo overflow from Chelsea.

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AlAlvarez commented about Theatre Unique on Sep 7, 2011 at 11:05 am

Following this thread (and not the Theatre Unique) this photo shows that the Olympic Theatre was indeed located inside the Tammany Hall building as stated by several sources.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-pi4KVLbn7qg/TW0pHiAetLI/AAAAAAAAF8w/s8rb6N5qL44/s1600/20100421153102%2521Tammany_Hall_LC-USZ62-101734.jpg

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AlAlvarez commented about Union Theatre on Sep 7, 2011 at 10:47 am

This would have served the Hell' Kitchen slum tenements.

http://ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/a-hells-kitchen-street-scene-in-the-1920s/

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AlAlvarez commented about Times Theatre on Sep 7, 2011 at 1:05 am

Those are wonderful photos William added to this page. Thanks!

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AlAlvarez commented about Park & 86th Street Cinemas on Sep 6, 2011 at 10:57 am

I think there was some cut-away to other theatres but the Warner was actually more modern and bland than the National after Cineplex Odeon was finished with it. It was actually a brand new 70mm beauty with great seats that no one attended, for some reason.

The scenes with ‘the kid" were done in NY as they found him in Bay Ridge where he used to hang out at the Alpine.

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AlAlvarez commented about Rendezvous Cinema on Sep 5, 2011 at 10:58 pm

Ed, thanks for adding this historic venue.

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AlAlvarez commented about Renaissance Theatre on Sep 5, 2011 at 10:53 pm

For Colored people…

http://www.nycago.org/Organs/NYC/html/RenaissanceTheatre.html

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AlAlvarez commented about Regal Union Square Stadium 14 on Sep 5, 2011 at 10:19 pm

I think they may be referring to the Acme.

/theaters/12399/

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AlAlvarez commented about RKO Alhambra Theatre on Sep 5, 2011 at 9:39 pm

The Alhambra disappeared from the RKO listings after a Thanksgiving 1964 run of “Cleopatra”

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AlAlvarez commented about Park & 86th Street Cinemas on Sep 5, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Ed, I did see those but we closed both the National and Warner for the filming. “Death” walks out the front door of the Warner at one point and interiors with ‘the kid’ (he was actually in his late teens) I believe were mostly done inside the National.

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AlAlvarez commented about Peoples Theatre on Sep 5, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Another location missing the intro.

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AlAlvarez commented about Penn Theatre on Sep 5, 2011 at 2:23 pm

In New York there was a big morality drive that closed many silent theatres when they were accused by Christian groups of being the source of spreading diseases, the abduction of white women, drug use, and pretty much every other vice they could pin onto the mostly Jewish industry.

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AlAlvarez commented about Park & 86th Street Cinemas on Sep 5, 2011 at 11:43 am

“The Last Action Hero” featured the National interior and the Warner (Rialto) and Times Square exteriors.

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AlAlvarez commented about New Progress Theatre on Sep 4, 2011 at 9:35 pm

That Regines store in the Google map above sure looks like a theatre building.

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AlAlvarez commented about Morningside Theatre on Sep 4, 2011 at 7:35 pm

I just noticed that the NEWS ABOUT THIS THEATRE link on the right of this page has a link from 2009 with a photo and information that dates this theatre back to at least 1908.

The intro has also gone missing.

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AlAlvarez commented about Lafayette Theater on Sep 3, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Joe, The Grand Street theatre on Chrystie and Grand was operating in 1923. I have not entered it to CT as I can find nothing else about it.

The Grant/Jewel at 11 West 116th Street and the Argus/Regent at 385 Third Avenue are already identified as Koehler sites.

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AlAlvarez commented about Cameo Theatre on Sep 3, 2011 at 11:51 am

This very deceptive ad, that promotes “THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK” as light comedy, was the Cameo’s only Roadshow attraction. According to Variety, it was also one of the few successful runs for “Anne Frank” outside of new York.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=lF1VAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Nz8NAAAAIBAJ&pg=3256%2C4366891

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AlAlvarez commented about Kings Cinema on Sep 3, 2011 at 11:30 am

Ad for the 50th Street Cinema during its Avant Garde film stage.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=rQNOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=KYwDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4842%2C4973471

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AlAlvarez commented about Japanese Garden Theatre on Sep 3, 2011 at 1:00 am

Thanks Eileen, I was wondering where the Riverside and Riviera were in that photo.